Mary Jane McLeod Bethune

American Educator

Mary Jane McLeod Bethune.
American Educator.
Humanitarian, Civil Rights Activist.
Founder of Private School for African American students in Daytona, Florida, 1944.
Adviser to President Franklin D Roosevelt


“Not only the Negro child but children of all races should read and know of the achievements, accomplishments and deeds of the Negro. World peace and brotherhood are based on a common understanding of the contributions and cultures of all races and creeds.”
“Journal of Negro History”.
“If our people are to fight their way up out of bondage, we must arm them with the sword and the shield and buckler of pride-belief in themselves and their possibilities, based upon a sure knowledge of the achievements of the past.”

Bethune, Mary (January 1938) “Clarifying our vision With the Facts,”
She started her school with $1.50, 6 enrollees and chairs from discarded crates.


Study Tip by Zebraltermedical.
Believe in your ability.
Understand the importance of education.
Use it to your advantage.
Remember it isn’t just about you but also your community.
Never despise small beginnings.
Even as you look at the large picture, do the small ones with focus and excellence.
Arithmetic leads to algebra then geometry and then statistics.

Best wishes and be your own best self!